7/28/1954 in Sabaneta, VenezuelaDied:
58Cause of death:
cancer Full name:
Hugo Rafael Chavez FriasNoted For:
president of Venezuala (socialist, 1999-2013). Imprisoned for a failed coup attempt against the government of Carlos Andres Perez (1992-94). Removed from power briefly by a military coup (2002). "Re-nationalized" the country's oil industry (2001) and seized oil contractor assets (2009).
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